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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who says, "And you have your daughters"?
2. Why does Toinette say the new doctor has not returned?
3. What does Beline ask Toinette to help her conceal?
4. What does Beralde tell Argan is an answer to his prayers?
5. What does Argan decide that Angelique must be?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Moliere is himself extremely ill at the time of the play's premiere, in which he plays Argan himself. After collapsing on stage toward the end of the fourth performance, he goes home and dies. Discuss the irony of Moliere writing a play about an imaginary invalid when he himself is actually ill. What do you think Moliere is trying to say?
Essay Topic 2
A central theme of this play is the internal struggle of mind versus body. There is credible doubt as to whether Argan is truly sick or if he is imagining his illness. Write an essay discussing another internal conflict presented in the play.
Essay Topic 3
Describe an instance in the play when a secret is kept. Is the truth hidden for a noble purpose? Is the objective a selfish one? How does keeping the secret make that character feel? Is lying ever a justifiable action?
This section contains 250 words
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